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Wednesday, 25 April 2012

HERALD SUN LETTER - APRIL 24 2012




The Herald Sun
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Melbourne  is  too  congested  say  84%  of  respondents  to  Voteline
(24/4/2012). It's obvious there are too many cars on our roads and too
few parking spaces. Quality of life is declining in our choking city.


Single-occupant cars make up 70% of traffic. In the short term, reduce
the  number  of  single-occupant  cars  by promoting alternatives like
two-wheelers  and  public transport. Lower road costs for motorbikes &
scooters  and  increase capacity at more than 200 existing park& ride
facilities.


In  the  mid  term put our money into rail rather than new roads. More
roads  means  more  cars,  more  tolls  and  more of our dollars going
overseas.


The problem and solutions are obvious but too many vested interests in
business  and our road authorities prevent positive moves for all road
users.  It takes a strong transport minister to face up to the obvious
and  do  something, but we haven't seen any strong transport ministers
in many years.


Damien Codognotto
Independent Riders' Group
Melbourne

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